Why we're different
We are artisanal makers who want to provide design and print as sustainably as possible.
In 2015 we set up a workshop with the best digital printing equipment for wool and cashmere that we could find. We've supplied contemporary and luxury fashion brands, and also individual artists and designers.
Using that knowledge we offer carefully sourced materials, almost all made in the UK. Our small team includes trained designers who develop our designs and are available to help you.
Quality materials, artisanal skill, responsible production
The work of our small workshop is based around advanced printing techniques allied with hard-won knowledge of printing on wool. We work with fine merino and cashmere, but also chunky knits and increasingly with the finer British wools, which can offer traceability to the farm. We also work with alpaca, silk and cellulosic fibres such as sea island cotton, Tencel and Modal.
The materials we work with are truly wonderful. We know the people, the companies and the communities who benefit from us sourcing almost exclusively from UK weavers and knitters, creating more skilled work here in the UK. Some producers are small workshops like ourselves.
Coloured with care
Made responsibly in the UK with minimal carbon emissions
The most sustainable product is the one that you want to keep for ever.
So our first aim is superb quality and a design that meets your expectations.
Almost all of our materials are woven or knitted in the UK, usually from yarn spun in the UK or Italy.
Pattern and colour bring vibrancy and interest to clothing, but printing and dyeing are environmental hotspots that need to be managed responsibly. Simply doing this in the UK is a good start because of advanced regulation and environmental controls compared to many developing countries.
We are 100% renewably powered, so our carbon footprint of our workshop is less than one tenth of an individual UK person.
Our digital print process is low-waste and uses water-based inks that meet the requirements of most ecolabels. We print with dyes so the fibres feel beautifully soft. The the prints have excellent wash fastness also.
We can sometimes offer limited editions of printed garments made from upcycled dead stock fabric and clothing.
Our approach is based on the best science available. Faering has been part of Mistra Future Fashion, the world's largest research programme on sustainable fashion, is a member of the Future Fashion Factory research programme, and is a supporter of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan.